FBI draws more than 2 million cyber complaints

FBI draws more than 2 million cyber complaints

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said it has received 2 million internet user complaints about alleged online criminal activity through Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), which was set up in May 2000.

Ever since the inception of IC3, it has referred 757,016 criminal complaints to law enforcement agencies around the globe, a majority of which involved frauds in which the complainant incurred a financial loss. The total reported loss from these referrals is about $1.7 billion, with a median reported loss of more than $500 per complaint, the FBI said in a statement.

Many complaints involved identity theft, such as loss of personally identifying data, and the unauthorized use of credit cards or bank accounts, the FBI reported.

The IC3 was set up by the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center received its 1 millionth complaint seven years later, on June 11, 2007. “It took half that time to receive the 2 millionth complaint, which illustrates the IC3’s increased visibility and the continued growth of cyber crime,” the FBI said.


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